Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Romelu Lukaku's recent bombshell that was seemingly aimed at him.
The Belgium star recently told Sky Italy that he is unhappy with his situation at Chelsea, particularly with the way manager Tuchel has utilised him in a new system of late.
This comes after Lukaku was used sparingly for a run of games following his return from an ankle sprain injury.
Before playing the full 90 minutes against Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, the 28-year-old striker had not played more than 45 minutes in any of his previous five league matches.
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His recent admission about his role of late at Stamford Bridge has surprised his German manager, who said he will make an effort to try to understand where the Belgian is coming from.
"Let's be honest – I don't like it because it brings noise we don't need," Tuchel said in a press conference on Friday, per journalist Fabrizio Romano.
"It's easy to take lines out of context – of course I don't like it, it's noise we don't need and it does not help.
"We will talk with Lukaku openly behind closed doors. I am surprised because I don't see him unhappy – the opposite.
"We here can take the time to try to understand what is going on with Romelu, it does not reflect the daily attitude.
"It would've been loud anyway [regardless of timing of comments]. If you're such a big player like Romelu is... he surely knows what kind of value it has when he speaks out."
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